Monday, 26 September 2016

Luck & Charm Oatmeal Stout

A dry stout, Luck & Charm Oatmeal Stout comes from Maclean's Ales in Hanover, Ontario. Sold in really cool 500mL bottles that feature a charm bracelet, L&C is a 5.6% alcohol elixir. It's a charcoal-coloured ale that pours under a lively tan head.

L&C has a mild scent--sweet and slightly grainy, with some malt notes. The flavour is a bit more robust, though still quite light and delicate for a stout. The progression moves from sweet and malty out front to a slightly coffee-accented bitterness in the finish. While the flavour is quite light, the mouthfeel has a bit more depth, with a creamy, smooth nature.

Maclean's Luck & Charm is a nice, gentle ale with a solid strength and a refined flavour. While I'd have liked something a bit more robust, this beer doesn't taste at all anemic--it's just mellow.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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